September 21, 2022

Record grooves

Had I never seen these before? I have no idea, but they're neato.

Microscopic view of a record player needle in the grooves of a vinyl record. The grooves look a bit like a canyon.

September 17, 2022

Small Seasons

A more fine-grained way of thinking about the year in two week sekki. We're at “Drops of dew on grass” at the moment. More insight from Ross Zurowski / via Rachel

Dew drops on grass in the morning

Adleradel Boden

My friend Dan posted a photo from this hotel’s restaurant at dinner and I’m adding it to my bucket list

A classic hotel in the Swiss Alpine village in the Bernese Oberland region

September 14, 2022

Macaulay’s fit checks

Using the new background removal feature in iOS

A cutout image of a man's different daily outfits on a black background

The new Verge

I quite like how the new Verge logo overlaps and intersects featured images. Their refreshed design and intent is described in this post. Not sure about the commingling Tweets and articles, but I applaud experimenting.

Screenshot of a feature on The Verge website for an article about the Apple iPhone 14 Pro. The Verge logo is sideways overlapping the colorful image of the phone with a polka dotted background.

September 12, 2022

The Secret to Making Friends as an Adult

Queuing up this podcast based on Chris Coyier's post, “3 Kinds of Loneliness

Artwork for podcast that arranges the words "THE HAPPINESS LAB" as a smiley face on a yellow background

Take care of your blog

"Your own private domain is the most valuable thing you can own." It's certainly up there! / via Belong

Titles to dozens of blog posts running together as sentences. The first one reads "Everything is worthy of your blog."

Meow Wolf Denver

150 artists to created a series of immersive installations made from mostly salvaged material wedged between 3 highways. #bucketlist

An angular building lit with pink lights framed by the shadows of highways. The base of the building has a neon sign that reads MEOW WOLF

September 7, 2022

Paul Rand’s Logo Presentation Books

A trove of logo concept books from Rand. Many of these identity studies weren't approved. Still great to peruse.

Spread from a logo presentation for a new Ford logo. A model T in red is part of the composition

September 6, 2022

Linotype & Machinery

Doug Wilson toured the British Linotype factory to see what remains. He brought together history and oodles of photos in his post.

brick building with the words Linotype and Machinery AD 1897 painted on the facade

Big Blanket

I too find that most blankets never have enough coverage. Filing away for gifts. / via @dansinker

A dog wrapped in a large gray blanket

September 2, 2022

Guided Breathing for Beginners (11 minutes)

My friend Tom just sent this link and raved saying, "Don't worry if you can't hold your breath the whole time." I just did it and it lowered my heart rate considerably. Can I start every day doing this?

A graphic representing a breathing exercise

August 31, 2022

The beautiful signage of Comédie-Française

Theater wayfinding inspired by pulleys and ropes which are used to change sets on stage. More photos on CL Design's site

Two circular signs hanging from the ceiling in a very classic theater connected by a rope of light

August 30, 2022

Visions Not Previously Seen

Barbara “Bobbie” Stauffacher Solomon mixed Swiss graphic design principles with West Coast Pop art stylings, essentially creating supergraphics, and in doing so shaped the history of design. / Revisiting this link for inspiration

Graphic design by Barbara Stuaffacher. Very minimal geometric shapes and san serif type on a white background

August 26, 2022


I've linked to these felt wall tiles before, but I really like the simplicity that Jeff Sheldon employed.

Beige vertical wall tiles made of felt with items pinned to them

Animated Tour Inside a Fire Engine Truck

It's like a Dorling Kindersley book come to life. Lots more 'Animigraffs' by Jake O'Neal.

3D animation showing the features of a firetruck

Endless Robot Story

By Vaskange using the Endless Paper App. It's not really endless, but it's got dystopian robot melancholy down pat. / via MeFi

An illustration of a robot looking forlorn at a table with an empty bird cage

August 23, 2022

Buttons are better than screens, in vehicles

I am a broken record, but every time I see this link pop up across my surfing I'm like, heck yes buttons are better.

2005 Volvo car interior with lots of physical buttons

TikTok monitoring all keyboard inputs and taps

If you use their in-app browser that is. Which is kind of a huge deal. (Other apps do this too and that's what this post details. TMKY

Alert showing the amount of snooping that Javascript can inject into apps that build in their own internet browser

August 19, 2022

The Aesop Queer Library

Aesop removed products from Melbourne and Sydney stores and stocked the shelves with books with 60 LGBTQIA+ authors and allies to celebrate Australia’s 2022 Pride festivities. / via OMGLORD

A store stocked with shelved filled with books written by LGBTQAI+ authors and allies